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IBM® Storwize® V3500 delivers affordable, entry storage in a compact 2U rack mount design:
IBM Storwize V3500 is the newest addition to the family of entry disk systems. Designed to complement IBM System Storage® DS3500, Storwize V3500 delivers easy-to-use, entry-level configurations designed to meet the modest budgets of small and medium businesses.
Storwize V3500 features dual node canisters and 8 GB of cache packaged in a compact, 2U 19-inch rack mount enclosure. Host attachment is provided through four 1Gb iSCSI ports, with eight 8Gb FC ports available as an optional feature.
Storwize V3500 is offered in two models:
Both models support dual-port, hot-swappable 6Gb SAS disk drives, and drives of the same form factor can be intermixed within an enclosure.
As a member of the Storwize family, Storwize V3500 leverages proven IBM Storwize V7000 and IBM SAN Volume Controller functions, management, and interoperability, including:
Storwize V3500 is supported for attachment to selected:
Refer to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC) for additional details
|Planned availability date|
September 14, 2012
Availability of this product is limited to the following countries and regions:
Today's smarter planet is built with systems that are increasingly instrumented, interconnected, and intelligent, bringing challenges to businesses that want to stay responsive to dynamic environments. Data generated in huge volumes is becoming increasingly valuable, but storing this data can be costly and difficult to manage. IT organizations have limited resources and cannot afford to make investment mistakes. The smaller the company, the greater the impact of a mistake, potentially jeopardizing operational viability and endangering business sustainability. The new IBM Storwize V3500 system provides an affordable, simple, and efficient solution that allows businesses to overcome their storage challenges.
Storwize V3500 is the newest addition to the family of entry disk systems. Designed to complement IBM System Storage DS3500, Storwize V3500 delivers easy-to-use, entry-level configurations designed to meet the modest budgets of small and medium businesses.
Storwize V3500 is available in two models:
Targeted towards customers seeking an entry disk system that allows them to consolidate and share data, Storwize V3500 is intended for customers for whom cost is a primary decision factor and who have limited requirements for storage function and growth capability.
iSCSI and FC connectivity with intermix flexibility
With iSCSI host interface support, along with optional FC support, Storwize V3500 is designed to accommodate the most common storage network technologies:
Tiered storage options with high performance and nearline SAS disk drives
Storwize V3500 is designed to support the complete range of data storage requirements, from highly utilized applications to high-capacity, low usage applications. The following 6Gb SAS disk drives are supported:
All drives are dual-port and hot-swappable. Drives of the same form factor can be intermixed within the appropriate enclosure.
With high-capacity, low-cost nearline drives, Storwize V3500 LFF Control Enclosure provides up to 36 TB of physical capacity.
Storwize V3500 SFF Control Enclosure, with the ability to intermix both high-performance and high-capacity nearline disk drives, provides the flexibility to address both performance and capacity needs within a single enclosure
Designed for high availability with data protection
Storwize V3500 is designed to offer high system and data availability with:
Data protection features include:
Rich set of functional capabilities standard with every system
As a member of the Storwize family, Storwize V3500 leverages proven Storwize V7000 and SAN Volume Controller functions and management tools. The following functions are included with every Storwize V3500:
Virtualization of internal storage to enable rapid, flexible provisioning and simple configuration changes.
Thin provisioning optimizes efficiency by allocating disk storage space in a flexible manner among multiple users, based on the minimum space required by each user at any given time. With thin provisioning, applications consume only the space they are actually using, not the total space that has been allocated to them.
Data migration is designed to easily and non-disruptively move volumes from another storage system onto the Storwize V3500 system using FC connectivity.
FlashCopy allows you to create copies of data for backup, parallel processing, testing, and development, and have the copies available almost immediately. Storwize V3500 supports up to 64 targets per system with the following FlashCopy functions:
Innovative and easy-to-use management capabilities
Each Storwize V3500 system includes a simple and easy-to-use GUI designed to allow storage to be quickly deployed and efficiently managed. The GUI runs on the Storwize V3500 system, so there is no need for a separate console. All you need to do is point your web browser to the system. It is based on the Storwize V7000 management GUI and has a similar look and feel.
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Machine Feature SEO/part Description type Model number number V3500 LFF Dual Control 2071 02A ACAE 2071CU2 (Dual node canisters, four 1Gb iSCSI ports, 8 GB cache, 12 drive slots) V3500 SFF Dual Control 2071 10A ACBA 2071CU3 (Dual node canisters, four 1Gb iSCSI ports, 8 GB cache, 24 drive slots) Option Description SEO/part number Host Interface Cards: 8Gb FC 4 Port Card 00Y2491 Hardware options: 8Gb FC SFP SW Transceivers 00Y2523 Rack Shipment Bracket 90Y8780 * 3.5-inch (LFF) drives: 2TB 7.2K 3.5" NL HDD 00Y2471 3TB 7.2K 3.5" NL HDD 00Y2473 2.5-inch (SFF) drives: 146GB 15K 2.5" HDD 00Y2497 300GB 15K 2.5" HDD 00Y2499 300GB 10K 2.5" HDD 00Y2501 600GB 10K 2.5" HDD 00Y2503 900GB 10K 2.5" HDD 00Y2505 500GB 7.2K 2.5" NL HDD 00Y2509 1TB 7.2K 2.5" NL HDD 00Y2511 Host interface cables: 1m Fiber Cable (LC-LC) 39M5696 * 5m Fiber Cable (LC-LC) 39M5697 * 25m Fiber Cable (LC-LC) 39M5698 * 10m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 68Y7501 * Line cords: Line Cord (China) 39Y7928 * Line Cord (UK) 39Y7923 * Line Cord (Taiwan) 23R7158 *
* This SEO / part number was previously announced on other machine type or model and is shown here only for completeness of the product structure.
Storwize V3500 base configurations and options
Base system models consist of the following items:
All models include the following functions at no additional charge:
The following items are optionally are available for Storwize V3500. Refer to the Product number section for feature numbers and part numbers:
The following Storwize V3500 publications are available:
The most up-to-date product documentation, including the Storwize V3500 information center, is available and downloadable at
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Storwize V3500 LFF Control Enclosure
Storwize V3500 SFF Control Enclosure
To assure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review Storwize V3500 publications for any product-specific installation requirements.
Heat dissipation (BTU per hour):
Acoustical noise emission:
Storwize V3500 requires licensed machine code level 6.4.1, or later.
Refer to Storwize V3500 product documentation and the IBM Systems Support site for additional information on licensed machine code levels and other requirements
Refer to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC) for a comprehensive list of supported environments, devices, and configurations
Physical configuration and installation planning, along with machine installation and configuration, are customer responsibilities.
You are responsible for downloading or obtaining from IBM , and installing designated Machine Code (microcode, basic input/output system code (called BIOS), utility programs, device drivers, and diagnostics delivered with an IBM machine) and other software updates in a timely manner from an IBM Internet website or from other electronic media, and following the instructions that IBM provides. You may request IBM to install Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.
As a convenience, a limited selection of cables can be ordered with the Storwize V3500 machine. Refer to the Product number section for features and part numbers.
Cables, along with installation services, are also available from IBM Network Integration and Deployment Services, an IBM Global Services offering.
Host interface cables: Host interface cables are required to connect Storwize V3500 host ports to server or fabric ports.
iSCSI: Storwize V3500 requires a Category 5 or Category 5E Ethernet cable terminated with an 8P8C modular connector (RJ45 compatible connector). This cable is not available for ordering with the machine and must be customer-supplied.
Fibre Channel: Storwize V3500 requires a 50.0/125 micrometer fiber optic cable terminated with an LC Duplex connector. The following fiber optic cables can be ordered with the machine:
Management cables: Storwize V3500 management requires a Category 5 or Category 5E Ethernet cable terminated with an 8P8C modular connector (RJ45 compatible connector). One cable is required per controller (node canister). This cable is not available for ordering with the machine and must be supplied by the customer.
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The following have been designated as consumables or supply items and are, therefore, not covered by this warranty:
If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service, depending on the type of warranty service specified below for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM Web site. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM . You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines On-site Service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country and location-specific information.
The type of service is Customer Replaceable Unit (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive) Service and On-site Service.
IBM provides a replacement CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM at any time on your request. A CRU is designated as being either a Tier 1 (mandatory) or a Tier 2 (optional) CRU. Installation of Tier 1 CRUs, as specified in this announcement, is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation. You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge, under the type of warranty service designated for your Machine.
Based upon availability, a CRU will be shipped for next business day (NBD) delivery. IBM specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM . When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.
The following parts or features have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs:
At IBM's discretion you will receive CRU service or IBM or your reseller will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. If required, On-site Repair is provided, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, NBD response. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose. On-site Service is not available in all countries, and some countries have kilometer or mileage limitations from an IBM service center. In those locations where On-site Service is not available, the normal in-country service delivery is used.
International Warranty Service (IWS) is available in selected countries or regions.
The warranty service type and the service level provided in the servicing country may be different from that provided in the country in which the machine was purchased.
Under IWS, warranty service will be provided with the prevailing warranty service type and service level available for the IWS-eligible machine type in the servicing country, and the warranty period observed will be that of the country in which the machine was purchased.
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CRUs will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty CRU Service except that you may install a Tier 1 CRU yourself or request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under one of the On-site Service levels specified below.
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If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service, depending on the type of maintenance service specified below for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM Web site. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM . You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines On-site Service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed.
If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive), IBM will ship the CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM at any time on your request.
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Maintenance services are available for ICA legacy contracts.
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